Premier League

December 4, 2010



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Premier League

15:00 +00:00, December 4, 2010

Stamford Bridge, England

Referee: Lee Probert

  • 97'

    FULL TIME A very worrying performance from Chelsea and it ends 1-1. Everton put in a fantastic second-half performance and deserve their point.

  • 96'

    Fellaini fouls Ramires and Chelsea might just have survived...

  • 95'

    Chelsea are clinging on and they look very nervous indeed!

  • 94'

    Jermaine Beckford does wonderfully, before ballooning a shot well over the bar!

  • 94'

    Fellaini shrugs off Kalou before firing a low drive across the penalty area and just wide of the far post!

  • 93'

    The free kick is cleared but Everton are pressing for a winner!

  • 93'

    Another Everton free kick, Ivanovic fouling Cahill on half way.

  • 92'

  • 92'

    Phil Jagielka carded for a tackle from behind on Daniel Sturridge.

  • 92'

    Leighton Baines' cross is over hit and Cech collects confidently.

  • 92'

    Foul by Ramires on Coleman and it's a dangerous free kick for Everton...

  • 91'

    Chelsea look short of ideas and haven't created any chances in the second half.

  • 90'


  • 89'

    Salomon Kalou tries to put the ball in the box but Howard gathers.

  • 88'

    Marouane Fellaini with an attempt from 25 yards, it's poor and sails over.

  • 88'

    Chelsea look a team in trouble, their confidence is shot and they could lose this yet...

  • 87'

    Diniyar Bilyaletdinov

  • 87'

    Daniel Sturridge on for John Obi Mikel

  • 86'

    GOAL Jermaine Beckford equalises for Everton! A fantastic run from Leighton Baines, beating two men before whipping a fantastic cross into the far post. Tim Cahill cushions a header into the path of Beckford, who nods home from six yards!

  • 85'

    Everton eventually clear, Fellaini stopping Ramires' charge into the box.

  • 84'

    Pienaar seems to have recovered and has rejoined the action.

  • 83'

    Salomon Kalou is in acres of space, offside but not flagged. He's played through but his first touch is poor and Chelsea have to settle for a corner...

  • 82'

    Steven Pienaar is now down and looks in pain.

  • 81'

    Chelsea almost seal the three points. Ferreira drilling a low cross straight across the six-yard box. It falls to Florent Malouda at the far post, who fires a low effort at Howard's near post which is well saved.

  • 80'

    Seamus Coleman has entered the referee's book, it's not immediately apparent why.

  • 79'

    The first delivery is cleared, but Pienaar whips in a second ball, Beckford with the flick on and Cech makes the save. Chelsea look nervy.

  • 79'

    At the other end it's an Everton corner...

  • 78'

    Ferreira looks to release Kalou, his pass is overhit and it's a goal kick.

  • 77'

    Ramires on for Nicolas Anelka

  • 76'

    Now he's on his feet and thankfully he's ok to carry on.

  • 75'

    John Terry and Tim Cahill are exchanging heated debate, Cech still isn't on his feet.

  • 74'

    No action taken against Cahill, he's fortunate to get away with that.

  • 73'

    Cech looks to be bleeding but thankfully he seems ok.

  • 72'

    Petr Cech is down and looks in a lot of pain. Tim Cahill chases a through and Cech gathers well. Cahill catches the keeper in the face with his right boot and that one looks nasty.

  • 71'

    Everton are starting to run out of ideas, when they get into the right areas the final ball is poor.

  • 70'

    Distin does well, holding off the chasing Anelka to clear Drogba's flick on.

  • 69'

    Steven Pienaar again guilty of losing the ball. His pass for Baines easily intercepted.

  • 68'

    The atmosphere is a bit flat inside Stamford Bridge, are the fans getting anxious?

  • 67'

    Neat play from Anelka and Drogba, the latter sliding a pass for Florent Malouda. His first touch is a little heavy and Sylvain Distin clear.

  • 66'

    Chelsea enjoy some rare possession in the Everton half. They are edging closer to an important three points.

  • 65'

    Didier Drogba is clutching his thigh again and I'm not sure he'll be able to continue.

  • 64'

    Paulo Ferreira on for Jose Bosingwa

  • 63'

    Phil Jagielka flicks a header on at the near post to see it drift narrowly wide of the far post!

  • 62'

    Nicolas Anelka gives the ball away and Everton force another corner...

  • 61'

    Much better from Everton and Chelsea look a little bit nervous.

  • 60'

    Everton have hit the post and they couldn't have come any closer! A cross from the left found Jack Rodwell, who guides a wonderful header towards the goal. Cech is beaten, but it hits the inside of the post and rolls across the goal line!

  • 59'

    Everton are really struggling to create anything here and Chelsea look comfortable.

  • 58'

    Jermaine Beckford with an ambitious effort. Mikel giving away possession near the half-way line and the former Leeds striker shot from fully 40 yards. Needless to say it was nowhere near Petr Cech's goal.

  • 58'

    Can Beckford kickstart his Everton career with a big goal for them this afternoon?

  • 57'

    Jermaine Beckford on for Louis Saha

  • 56'

    Chelsea have barely been in the Everton half since the break, can the Toffees make this advantage count?

  • 55'

    Jermaine Beckford looks ready to come on. Bad news for Saha?

  • 54'

    Everton are much-improved in the second half, but Chelsea will be looking to pick them off on the break.

  • 53'

    Steven Pienaar with another disappointing cross. Everton's play is neat right up until the finish.

  • 52'

    Everton are enjoying their best spell of possession in the match. Seamus Coleman's cross is headed clear by Terry.

  • 51'

    Another chance for Everton, Pienaar's cross cleared. It falls to Rodwell on the edge of the box, who drags a left-foot shot disappointingly wide.

  • 51'

    The free kick is headed clear. From the rebound the ball arrives with Fellaini in the penalty area, but the Belgian can't bring it under control.

  • 50'

    Louis Saha is down and looks in pain, this doesn't look good for the injury-plagued striker.

  • 49'

    Free kick to Everton, Ivanovic bundling over Saha and the visitors can put the ball into the box.

  • 48'

    Tim Cahill offside as Jagielka hoofs the ball forward, a scrappy start to the second half.

  • 47'

    Salomon Kalou has been penalised, needlessly hand-balling as he jumped with Seamus Coleman.

  • 46'

    Free kick to Chelsea, Cahill fouling Ivanovic near the half-way line.

  • 45'

    SECOND HALF Chelsea kick off.

  • 45'

    The teams are out for the second half, can Everton find a way back into the match?

  • 45'

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  • 45'

    Everton will be counting the cost of Neville's error at the break. They now have an uphill task in the second half.

  • 45'

    HALF TIME Chelsea lead at the break through Drogba's penalty. Phil Neville's poor pass leading to Everton going behind.

  • 45'


  • 44'

    What a difference that makes for Chelsea. They have struggled for goals recently and that penalty was an absolute gift.

  • 43'

    Everton concede at the worst point, right on the stroke of half time. What can David Moyes do at half time?

  • 42'

    Tim Howard is booked for his part in conceding the penalty.

  • 41'

    GOAL Didier Drogba slams the penalty down the middle of the goal!!!

  • 40'

    PENALTY TO CHELSEA!!! Phil Neville with a horrible backpass. It releases Anelka, who knocks the ball around Tim Howard before going down. Penalty given, it looked harsh as Anelka seemed to run into Howard. A terrible mistake by Neville.

  • 39'

    Nicolas Anelka collects a Malouda pass excellently, once again he is frustrated to see the linesman's flag is raised.

  • 38'

    Salomon Kalou rises, unmarked, to meet the corner. His header is poor and drifts wide of the post. A waste for Chelsea.

  • 37'

    Corner to Chelsea as Distin halts Anelka's charge into the box.

  • 36'

    Seamus Coleman again finding himself in space, collecting Fellaini's cross in acres at the back post. His drilled cross arrives with Tim Cahill, but the Australian can't bring the ball under control.

  • 35'

    Relief for Ancelotti as Drogba is on his feet, walking gingerly but he should be ok to continue.

  • 34'

    Didier Drogba is down and this looks bad. As he looked to turn his slipped and seem to over stretch his thigh.

  • 33'

    A horrible shot from Jack Rodwell, 25 yards out and slicing his effort high and wide.

  • 32'

    Neat combination between Anelka and Drogba, Anelka runs down a cul-de-sac and fails to find Kalou with the pass.

  • 31'

    Neither team has been able to produce a final pass, some great build-up play but no end product.

  • 30'

    Seamus Coleman wastes an opening for Everton, bringing the ball forward and hesitating as he looks to release Saha and allowing Terry to intercept.

  • 29'

    Jose Boswinga goes on a mazy run, drifting further and further in field before blazing a left-foot shot miles over the bar.

  • 28'

    It comes to nothing, Phil Neville involved again as he fouls Drogba.

  • 27'

    Everton with a rare spell in the Chelsea half, throw in 30 yards from goal.

  • 26'

    Chelsea hit the crossbar! The corner falls to Terry at the back post. His first shot is blocked, his second is sublime, lifting an effort over Howard only to see it rattle the woodwork!!!

  • 25'

    Chelsea corner, the ball falls to Mikel who sees his drive deflected wide.

  • 24'

    Trouble between Phil Neville and Florent Malouda. Neville goes through the back of the winger, having several go's at Malouda before the Frenchman turns and seems to touch Neville's face. Common sense prevails, the players shake hands and it's a Chelsea free kick.

  • 23'

    Louis Saha almost creates an opening. Phil Neville plays an excellent pass over the top, the Frenchman attempts to gather but his touch isn't quite good enough.

  • 22'

    Bosingwa's cross arrives with an unmarked Drogba, who attempts a vollley from the edge of the box which he makes a complete mess of. Goal kick to Everton.

  • 21'

    Everton seem to have weathered Chelsea's storm to a certain extent. The game has slowed down slightly after a frantic opening.

  • 20'

    Nicolas Anelka has a pop at goal, cutting in from the left before dragging his shot wide of the near post.

  • 19'

    Phil Neville in acres of space as he breaks forward, Tim Cahill calls for the ball but the pass is poor.

  • 18'

    Anelka is racing clear for Chelsea, unfortunately for Ancelotti's men the flag is up.

  • 17'

    Tim Cahill heads clear, Kalou then fouls Coleman as the ball drops.

  • 16'

    Chelsea corner, Fellaini tackling Essien.

  • 15'

    Ivanovic heads clear and Everton are starting to struggle after their lively start.

  • 14'

    Everton have a throw in deep in Chelsea territory, they'll be happy to have relieved the pressure on their goal.

  • 13'

    The corner is cleared but Chelsea come again. Kalou looks to race away and Howard has react quickly to clear the danger.

  • 12'

    First opening for Chelsea, Anelka is released down the side of Jagielka and his shot is deflected wide for a corner.

  • 11'

    Momentary panic in the Everton defence, a low cross hitting Distin and Kalou before ending up in the arms of a grateful Tim Howard.

  • 10'

    Seamus Coleman plays a cracking ball look for Steven Pienaar, who stretches to collect but Ivanovic deals with it well.

  • 9'

    Chelsea are starting to settle down and enjoy the lion's share of possession.

  • 8'

    A great burst forward by Jose Bosingwa, he whips in a wonderful cross and Distin hoofs clear!

  • 7'

    Steven Pienaar looks to release Louis Saha with a lofted pass, Branislav Ivanovic reacts well to head clear.

  • 6'

    Marouane Fellaini is a lucky boy. He is caught in possession by Michael Essien, whose pass for Anelka is poor and the chance has gone.

  • 5'

    Malouda skips beyond the challenge of Cahill before running at the defence. His driven cross is disappointing and Tim Howard can collect.

  • 4'

    Ashley Cole plays a wonderful low ball down the wing for Anelka, who is tackled by Phil Jagielka.

  • 3'

    Chelsea seem to have settled, keeping possession before Mikel's through ball is intercepted.

  • 2'

    Everton are flying forward early on. Petr Cech gathers a free kick sent into the box before Leighton Baines lashes an effort over the bar.

  • 1'

    Great start from Everton, Louis Saha running straight at the heart of the Chelsea defence, firing a low drive towards Cech who palms it away.


    KICK OFF Everton get us started.


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    Chelsea: Cech, Bosingwa, Ivanovic, Terry, Cole, Essien, Mikel, Malouda, Kalou, Drogba, Anelka. Subs: Turnbull, Ramires, Ferreira, Sturridge, Bruma, Kakuta, McEachran. Everton: Howard, Neville, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Coleman, Fellaini, Rodwell, Pienaar, Cahill, Saha. Subs: Mucha, Heitinga, Bilyaletdinov, Beckford, Osman, Yakubu, Anichebe.


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